Dear Journal, It's the first day of spring! The running for next year's Student Council President begins today. Karen may have been able to steal it from me this year, but Senior year is going to be mine! I think my campaign for a Greener School will really inspire the student body. I even joined the Prom Committee and everyone LOVES my Fantasy Garden theme idea! Now I just hope I can find enough time to get a date in between clubs and homework. I've felt a little weird lately! Auntie says that's normal for a Junior in the face of so much change. But sometimes it doesn't feel like the normal stuff... I keep having these really scary dreams. I'm standing in this beautiful forest wearing my prom dress and darkness is coming in. Not like it just getting dark, but this black void sucking everything up and erasing it away. I try to run but it always ends up swallowing me too. I have crazy dreams all the time, but I guess this one just kinda freaks me out. Okay, English is almost over and that means school is done for the day! I have volunteer litter cleanup today, so off I go! Just as Melinda finished scribbled a few hearts on the page of her journal, the school bell rang. As students around her were in a rush to jump up from their chairs and get going, she was taking her time to pack up her bag. She heft the strap over her shoulder, flipping open her appointment book in her free hand. Her first task of the afternoon was going to be helping the janitors and other volunteers pick up the trash that gets littered around school campus. After that, she needed to drop by the AV room to see if she could find some cool video backdrops for some of the prom stuff. Then, it was off to go home and do a butt load of homework. Melinda was scribbling in her appointment book as she wandered out in the hall, occasionally side stepping students that zoomed past her.